National Centre for Public Accreditation (NCPA)

Membership Type: Full
Email: accred@mail.ru
Year in which Organisation/Agency commenced operations: 2009
Countries/regions/states of operation: The Russian Federation

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Title: Prof.
First Name: Vladimir
Surname: Navodnov
Job Title: Director
Phone: +78362421879
Fax: +78362421879
Email Id: accred@mail.ru
Alternative Email Id: vgn8108@mail.ru

Nominated Contact Person (if different from CEO)

Title: Dr.
First Name: Galina
Surname: Motova
Job Title: Deputy Director
Phone: +78362304950
Fax: +78362421639
Email Id: accred@mail.ru
Alternative Email Id: galina_motova@mail.ru

Organisation Details

National Centre for Public Accreditation
Address: 206-A, Volkova str., Yoshkar-Ola 424000
Russia
Website: http://www.ncpa.ru

Additional Contacts

Criteria Requirements for Full Member

1 Criterion: Nature of the operations of the agency:
Measure: The agency is responsible for reviews at institutional or programme level of post-secondary
education institutions or post-secondary quality assurance agencies
Description: The National Center of Public Accreditation (NCPA) is responsible for reviews at program level of higher education institutions (HEIs) in the Russian Federation. NCPA provides training of experts, student assessment and student feedback. NCPA also publishes the journal "Accreditation in Education" to disseminate the information among academic community and general public.
2 Criterion: Mission statement and objectives:
Measure: The agency has formulated a mission statement and objectives which are consistent with the nature of the agency
Description: NCPA's mission is to form and develop quiality culture of higher education within the Russian quality assurance system through identification, assessment and accreditation of the best educational programs in compliance with the Russian legislation and ESG-ENQA.
NCPA's objectives:
1. To identify, develop, and implement the quality standards for educational programs delivered by HEIs, in compliance with ESG-ENQA.
2. To involve the academic community, employers, and international experts in the processes of evaluation and assessment of educational programs delivered by HEIs.
3. To inform general public of the quality of educational programs in HEIs.
3 Criterion: Agency staff, Numbers, Profile, Roles:
Measure: The profile of the staff is consistent with the Mission Statement
Description: 16 full-time staff members, 15 part-time staff members
4 Criterion: Profile of reviewers:
Measure: The profile of the reviewers is consistent with the Mission Statement
Description: Reviews are carried out by experts, members of the Guild of Experts of the Russian Federation (1019 members). All reviewers have been specially trained and certified.
5 Criterion: Independence:
Measure: The judgements and recommendations of the agency’s reports cannot be changed by third parties
Description: NCPA is a non-profit, non-commercial organisation, independent of political bodies, educational institutions, or any other third parties.
6 Criterion: Resources:
Measure: The agency has sufficient resources to run its operations in accordance with its mission statement and objectives
Description: NCPA owns one office, computers, printers, scanners, etc.
7 Criterion: External quality assurance criteria and processes:
Measure: The description of the processes and criteria applied should be transparent and publicly available and normally include:
self evaluation, site visit, public report and follow-up measure
Description: NCPA uses external quality assurance processes and criteria that are e transparent, publicly available and include self evaluation, site visit, public report and follow-up measures.
8 Criterion: Quality assurance:
Measure: The description of the processes and criteria applied should be transparent and publicly available and normally include:
self evaluation, site visit, public report and follow-up measure
Description: NCPA has quality assurance procedures in place and is subject to occasional reviews. In 2008 an external review was carried out by ENQA. The decision was positive, and on the basis of the review recommendations NCPA was established in 2009 on the initiative of the Guild of Experts.

Criteria Requirements for Institutional Member

Institutional Member Criteria:
Measure: Institutional Members are institutions of higher education in the region that are in good standing with the relevant quality assurance agency if one exists.
Proof of recognition as a Higher Education Institution: Applicable Only For Institutional Members
Proof of the organisation’s good standing with the local QA agency: Applicable Only For Institutional Members

Criteria Requirements for Associate Member

Associate Member Criteria:
Measure:Associate Members are organisations with a major interest and active involvement in evaluation, accreditation and quality assurance in higher education, but without the responsibility for assuring the quality of institutions, education programs, or external quality assurance agencies
Applicable Only For Associate Members

Criteria Requirements for Intermediate Member

1 Criterion: Nature of the operations of the agency:
Measure: The agency is responsible for reviews at institutional or programme level of post-secondary education institutions or post-secondary quality assurance agencies
Description: Applicable Only For Intermediate Members
2 Criterion: Mission statement and objectives:
Measure: The agency has formulated a mission statement and objectives which are consistent with the nature of the agency
Applicable Only For Intermediate Members
3 Criterion: :
Proof of the organisation’s good standing with the local QA agency
Applicable Only For Intermediate Members

Criteria Requirements for Observer

Criterion For Observers:
Measure: APQN accepts as Observers organisations outside the Asia-Pacific region, including: external quality assurance agencies; institutions with a major interest in evaluation, accreditation and quality assurance in higher education; other regional networks that have major interests in and strong links with the region
Criteria Requirements for Observer: Applicable Only For Observers

Documentation and Fees

Additional Information: I will be emailing additional supporting information
Upon approval of my application I agree to pay:
  • $500 (Initial Joining Fee: Full Member, Intermediate Member, Associate Member)
I will be applying for support for: None

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